The Breathtaking Genius of the Free Market. Giant Dutch conglomerate Unilever buys both Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and SlimfastÃ¯Â¿Â½ Now I get coupons so that the more "chunky monkey" I eat, the more I save on Slimfast! Ã¯Â¿Â½Demonstrating once again how corporate consolidation is good for consumers. What more can be ahead?... Beano Inc, the anti-flatulent, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Sky Chili Corporation. Gas. Mobilexxon sees the profit in global warming and buys up Intercontinental Air Conditioning Inc. Buy Gas and Win Air Conditioner. R.J.R. Research Labs. If we crank up the nicotine in our smokes and dial down tray in the patch...we can keep people on both! You're a genius! Reynolds Tobacco buys up Acme Health Corp, maker of "Nicofiend," the popular nicotine patch treatment.
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